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Jean-Claude Juncker

Celebrate closer EU union? Not with all that division

Instead of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the summit that reinforced the goal of an ever-closer union, the European Union's Commission chief lambasted some member states that refuse to apply common rules and said the bloc needs to rethink a looser relationship for those not fully committed.

For those who sought to go it alone, Jean-Claude Juncker warned Friday that they faced a tough future.

Juncker acknowledged a quarter century after EU leaders agreed on the Maastricht Treaty for a tightly knit unity that breakaway Britain and others had changed conditions to the extent that he was considering a system where a core group of nations would be linked less closely to...